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October 25, 2018

Compare HONOR Mobile Phones: HONOR 9 Vs HONOR 9 Lite

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Launched after the HONOR 9, the HONOR 9 Lite has an outstanding advantage in terms of price. But in other aspects, which mobile phone do even better?

Let’s compare the two devices and find the answer!

Specs HONOR 9 HONOR 9 Lite
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2017, June 2017, December
Status Available. Released 2017, July Available. Released 2017, December
BODY Dimensions 147.3 x 70.9 x 7.5 mm (5.80 x 2.79 x 0.30 in) 151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm (5.94 x 2.83 x 0.30 in)
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz) 149 g (5.26 oz)
Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.15 inches, 73.1 cm2 (~70.0% screen-to-body ratio) 5.65 inches, 82.0 cm2 (~75.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~428 ppi density) 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~428 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Firmware version EMUI 8.0 EMUI 8.0
PLATFORM OS Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 960 (16 nm) HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (4x2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G71 MP8 Mali-T830 MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64/128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3/4 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Modules 12 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), PDAF, 2x lossless zoom 13 MP, PDAF
20 MP B/W, f/2.2, 27mm (wide) 2 MP, depth sensor
Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@60fps 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Modules 8 MP, f/2.0 13 MP
2 MP, depth sensor
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
Noise cancellation Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes No
Infrared port Yes No
Radio No No
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML5
Java No No
Player MP4/H.264 player MP4/H.264 player
MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
Features Document viewer Document viewer
Photo/video editor Photo/video editor
BATTERY Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3200 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Glacier Grey, Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black, Gold, Blue Bird, Robin Egg Blue Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Glacier Gray, Navy, Seagull Gray, Magic Nightfall, Pearl White
Price HONOR 9 price in your country HONOR 9 Lite price in your country

Screen: If you are addicted to watching movies and playing games by phone and have a relatively high demand for phone screen, the HONOR 9 Lite must be more suitable for you. Because of the larger screen with the same pixel density, the HONOR 9 Lite empowers you to enjoy a more comfortable visual experience.

Camera: According to the above table, the HONOR 9 has stronger rear camera with more clarity whereas the HONOR 9 Lite has more powerful front camera which has dual selfie camera and more mega pixels.

Hardware: The HONOR 9 comes with the HiSilicon Kirin 960 while the HONOR 9 Lite comes with the HiSilicon Kirin 659. The more powerful chipset enables the HONOR 9 to run faster.

Battery: The HONOR 9 has 3200 mAh battery, which is 6% more battery capacity than the HONOR 9 Lite. With more battery size, device's battery can generally last more time, though it depends on various other factors too.

In addition, the HONOR 9 supports FM Radio while the HONOR 9 Lite supports DLNA and NFC.

According to the above comparison, which device has better cost performance in your opinion, the HONOR 9 or the HONOR 9 Lite?